Howl’s Moving Castle
(Hauru no ugoku shiro)
Recommended for ages 9 & up
Dazzling . . . an organic, childlike wonder, fabulously unpredictable and seethingly inventive.Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
In an intricately rendered European storybook land, magic lives in the skies above, and sometimes in the towns below. An encounter with the wicked Witch of the Wastes forces Sophie, the village hatmaker, into the clouds, a world where fires talk, dogs spy for their wizard owners, and a ramshackle castle flies through the air. Home of the magician Howl, the castle soon becomes Sophie’s home, as she struggles to regain her youthful identity and help Howl end both his own curse and an all-too-real war. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle is brimming with Hayao Miyazaki’s customary visual wit and imagination.